Alumni Notes – Naropa University Magazine Spring 2009 see page 25
In Xining Tibetan Medical Hospital, Amdo Tibet 2009 during internship ~
The modern Tibetan Doctor in Tibet must face the influence and dominance of western medicine. Its was good to see both sides of the paradigm. There are helpful contributing factors which strengthen the research into how effective Tibetan Medicine is, as well as the influence modern treatments and diagnostics has on young Tibetan doctors loosing centuries old diagnostic and treatment methods.
Newspapers came and interview us on several occasions. They wanted to know what made western people want to study ancient medicine if we come from a land of modern and updated medical models.
Our answer was because we saw it was a treasure to be preserved, with the ability to help others when modern science had no options left. To promote complementary medicine which could make the quailty of life in a terminal illness improve. The original newspaper article is here